Wilf Jefferies

Dr. Wilfred A. Jefferies is a Canadian pathologist based in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Jeffries completed his Bachelor of Sciences in Biochemistry at the University of Victoria in 1981. Jeffries holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford for studies on glycoproteins expressed on activated lymphocytes.1)

He completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Institut Suisse de Recherches Expérimentales sur le Cancer in 1987, and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the Karolinska Institute in 1989.

He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.


Jeffries is a professor at the University of British Columbia in the Departments of Medical Genetics and Microbiology and Immunology, and an associate professor in the Department of Zoology.2) He is an Associate Member of the Department of Urologic Sciences, and works out of Michael Smith Laboratories. He is a senior research scientist and immuno-oncology core head at the Vancouver Prostate Centre.3)


Jefferies’ current research program focuses on discovering and translating new therapies for disease. His current interests are in tumour immunology and cancer immunotherapy; antigen presentation and vaccines; and blood-brain barrier and angiogenesis. His team is also utilizing novel screening systems to identify genes, proteins and small molecules that are able to restore and enhance immune recognition and killing of cancer cells.

Wilfred Jefferies. (2022, February 22). UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories. https://archive.ph/kQsWF
Wilf Jefferies. Department of Medical Genetics. Retrieved April 8, 2022, from https://medgen.med.ubc.ca/person/wilf-jefferies/